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Gov. Newsom suspends new fracking permits in latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced an immediate suspension of permits allowing new hydraulic fracturing and steam-injected oil drilling – the latest in a series of moves in the past week underscoring California’s determination to be seen as a leader in

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Feds freeze offshore CA fracking

Twin legal settlements with environmentalist plaintiffs put a freeze on fracking in California waters. “The agreements in Los Angeles federal court apply to operations off Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, where companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. operate platforms,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “Federal

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Brown’s fracking defense sparks green fury

Gov. Jerry Brown’s nationally televised defense of fracking’s safety last Sunday on “Meet the Press” is making waves among state environmentalists and inspiring fury from liberal bloggers. Here’s the Bakersfield Californian’s account: Brown launched a no-nonsense defense of hydraulic fracturing

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Fracking in CA 0

Our colleague Chris Reed has written an article on fracking: Fixing California: Will fracking bonanza be allowed? And here’s a story by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat: Fixing California: California can protect the environment while sharing in a financial

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CA greens pretend fracking’s past like an ‘X File’ coverup

@chrisreed99: Many #Fracking practices are secret including but not limited to chemicals. Covered-UP extensively starting in 70s. @TXsharon — Andrea Leon Grossman (@AndreaLeon) October 1, 2013 I wrote a straightforward piece on California and its enormous fracking potential over the

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Et tu, Dan? Bee columnist omits Obama view of fracking 1

July 8, 2013 By Chris Reed In writing about how California journalists simply refuse to acknowledge that the Obama administration considers fracking to be safe — a huge endorsement, given that Barack Obama is the greenest president in history —

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Fracking survives CA Legislature — for now 1

July 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — After sitting through several recent marathon sessions in the Assembly, it was shocking to witness the powerful California environmental lobby lose its attempt to ban oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. For this,

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Sac Bee fracking analysis hides fact Obama admin calls it safe 0

July 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The Sacramento Bee has joined the reporting staff of The Los Angeles Times and the Ventura County Star’s Timm Herdt in the Fracking Disinformation Hall of Shame. Bee reporter Tom Knudson has a lengthy,

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CA journo fracking dissembler No. 1: Timm Herdt 0

June 27, 2013 By Chris Reed As I have noted many times in recent months, the Obama administration dismisses claims that hydraulic fracturing — the use of underground water cannons to free up oil and natural gas reserves — is

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Miracle: L.A. Times finally admits Obama sees fracking as safe 0

June 23, 2013 By Chris Reed President Obama’s first energy secretary, interior secretary and EPA chief all at various times in his first term depicted hydraulic fracking — aka fracking — as safe. His Energy Department put out a report

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